Rachel Cohen is a partner in the Washington, D.C. and New York offices of Latham & Watkins and a member of the Intellectual Property Litigation Practice.
Ms. Cohen advises clients on intellectual property litigation and has represented clients in patent disputes across a range of technologies, including medical devices, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, semiconductor manufacturing, power conversion, automotive parts, crossbows, multimedia, mobile and web applications, and social networking. She has represented clients in trial and appellate matters and has experience with international arbitrations, civil investigations, and general commercial litigation matters.
As a rising first chair, she was chosen to participate in the Federal Circuit Bar Association’s inaugural Mock Argument program presenting oral arguments before Federal Circuit judges and experienced bar leaders. She is also a 2016-2017 Federal Circuit Bar Association Global Fellow, a program which “promotes a higher level of international IP practice among the next generation of leaders in the global legal community.”
In addition to her intellectual property practice, Ms. Cohen dedicates her time to pro bono matters and is an active member of the Federal Circuit Bar Association, the Giles S. Rich American Inn of Court, ChIPs® Advancing Women in Tech, Law, and Policy, and the AU Hillel Board of Directors.
Prior to joining Latham, Ms. Cohen worked at a leading Washington, D.C. law firm where she represented clients on IP litigation matters. Ms. Cohen previously clerked for Judge Sharon Prost at the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and for Judge Freda L. Wolfson at the US District Court for the District of New Jersey. She also served as a judicial intern for Judge Paul L. Friedman of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia; a law clerk for the Office of the Public Defender in Montgomery County, Maryland; and as a case assistant/intern investigator for the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia. Ms. Cohen started her career in media affairs and public relations at The White House’s Office of Media Affairs, and has also advised AmLaw 100 law firms, trade associations, entrepreneurs, and charitable organizations.
Ms. Cohen graduated summa cum laude from American University’s School of Public Affairs and University Honors Program, earning her bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies: Communications, Legal Institutions, Economics, and Government (CLEG) and Public Communication. She earned her Juris Doctor magna cum laude from American University’s Washington College of Law, where she was elected to the Order of the Coif, and served on both the Journal of Gender, Social Policy & the Law and Criminal Law Brief. Ms. Cohen was selected as the student commencement speaker at both her undergraduate and law school graduations.